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Fall 2022 Sociology UN3983 section 001
Crime and Policing

Call Number 12970
Day & Time
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Gerard Torrats-Espinosa
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course will introduce students to the literature on crime and policing. Readings for the course will be from a broad range of disciplines, including sociology, criminology, law, and public policy.  Most weeks, the readings will include relevant “popular press” articles that will help situate the literature in the context of current debates. The course is organized in two parts. The first half will focus on the problems of crime and violence in urban environments. We will review classic and modern ideas and theories explaining crime and violence, and we will look at the evidence describing patterns and trends in crime in recent history. The second half of the course will focus on the approaches to confront crime and violence, with a strong emphasis on policing. We will review the literature on the relationship between crime and policing, and we will learn about the impact that policing practices have on individuals and their communities.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sociology
Enrollment 20 students (20 max) as of 5:03PM Thursday, August 11, 2022
Status Full
Subject Sociology
Number UN3983
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20223SOCI3983W001

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